During the 2018 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference, MEEA unveiled a brand new publication, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Spotlight, which showcases the positive impacts that energy efficiency policies and programs have had on the region’s residents and businesses. More
Understanding the multifamily housing market is critical for advocates looking to ease the disproportionately high energy burden on multifamily renters and the utilities trying to reach them. This new paper provides data and analysis highlighting the large percentage of buildings that are currently underserved through energy efficiency programs and potential energy savings that would greatly benefit residents and increase overall energy portfolio savings.
Join the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency and Cleveland-area sheet metal workers for a training center tour and roundtable discussion on the benefits of industrial energy efficiency.
This is not only a unique opportunity to observe union apprentices in action, we’ll also discuss the larger market, policy and regulatory issues affecting job opportunities in sheet metal.
State legislators, policymakers, media and energy efficiency businesses will be in attendance. Speakers will include Jennifer Kefer (AIE), Trish Demeter (Ohio Environmental Council) and union representatives. View the event flyer to learn more.
Thursday, September 21, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
This conference, presented by the M-WERC Industrial Energy Efficiency Working Group, is geared toward owners, executives and key decision makers of small- and medium-sized manufacturers. It will cover case studies and examples of leveraging external resources and smart investments in efficiency to save energy and money.
See the full program to learn more about speakers and topics.
The Lighting Utility Midwest Exchange Network (Midwest LUMEN) connects MEEA member utility program professionals throughout the region to leverage resources, engage in strategic planning and coordinate efforts on advanced lighting. Midwest LUMEN is the regional source for advanced lighting information, providing important benefits to strengthen utility programs and promote program uptake.
Please contact Rose Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a utility employee and are interested in joining this peer network.
Until Friday, August 18, sponsorship for MES 2018 is open exclusively to MEEA members. That means you get first pick of branded items, booth space and other perks. Don’t wait another day to become a supporter of the region’s leading EE conference.
*Discount sponsorship/membership combos are available for new members. Contact Jen Rhodes to learn more.*
Apply for the 2018 Inspiring Efficiency Awards
Is your team doing exemplary work to advance energy efficiency in the Midwest? Are you innovating, connecting with new audiences or making a unique impact? Apply today for the 2018 Inspiring Efficiency Awards.
Nominations are being accepted through Friday, September 15.
In the latest installment of our summer webinar series, we’ll meet the marketing masters from Nicor Gas, whose multicultural marketing strategy found creative ways to engage previously underserved customers. Then, Xcel Energy will give an inside look at their award-winning education program, Partners in Energy.
Thinking of earning your BPI certification? Illinois students can save up to $750 with rebates from Illinois Home Performance. $250 can be awarded per certification (Building Analyst, Envelope, and Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer).
Funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis, so find out if you meet the conditions today.
Thursday, August 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Park Ridge, IL
If your BPI certification is up for renewal or you would like a better understanding of the BPI Standards, this course is for you. The course includes a review of 1100, 1200 and Building Analyst Standards and qualifies for 2.0 CEUs.
Duct & Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier Certification Training
Thursday, August 24, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Blower & Blaster Basics DET Certification event is a comprehensive, one-day course designed to introduce both beginner and intermediate-level participants to the skills necessary to become an Illinois Diagnostic Energy Tester, certified to perform the necessary duct and envelope tight-ness tests required for new homes by the Illinois Energy Conservation Code.
This course is being presented by BuildRIGHT Illinois, Inc.
High performance mechanical systems for houses that work
September 6 in Eau Claire | September 7 in La Crosse
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Residential mechanical systems have grown in complexity and scope over the past several years. Codes have mandated higher insulation levels, better windows and tighter construction. Now is the time to rethink and redesign HVAC, hot water heating and electronic home control systems. Through lecture, case studies and group exercises; we’ll zero in on the compelling opportunities to simultaneously create comfortable, durable, safe, healthy and efficient homes while managing costs. Learn more and register today.
Special two for one pricing for HVAC/Builder duos who attend together. Email registration for details.
E Source Forum
September 12-15 in Denver
Your target market is at the E Source Forum, and you should be too. Being a sponsor provides your company with the opportunity to forge relationships with over 85 different utilities across the US and Canada. See all the sponsorship opportunities (PDF). We expect to host 500 attendees from utilities this year.
To secure your sponsorship, email Larry Robinson or call him at 303-345-9164.
ComEd, Nicor Gas Tap Whisker Labs for Residential EE Pilot
Whisker Labs, which is bringing next generation home energy intelligence technologies to market, recently announced that ComEd and Nicor Gas have tapped Whisker Labs’ Connected Savings service for a residential smart thermostat pilot program designed to help customers reduce energy costs associated with cooling and heating their homes. Read the press release.
Upcoming BOC Classes
Want to improve the comfort of your office while simultaneously improving the efficiency of your building? Tell your building staff about BOC!
BOC is a nationally recognized training and certification program focusing on energy efficient building operations and preventative maintenance procedures.
Seeking Expert MEEA Members to Serve as BOC Instructors
The MEEA Building Operator Certification team is seeking to expand its pool of qualified instructors. Are you a commercial building expert? Do you have a passion for teaching? We want to get you in a classroom in your area or across the Midwest.
MEEA is seeking instructors on the following commercial energy efficiency topics:
MEEA’s Annual Meeting of the Membership is a can’t-miss event. It is one of the year’s most productive networking opportunities combined with a mini-conference to keep you ahead of the curve on the latest innovations and policy developments. We’ve just confirmed Brien Sheahan, Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, as our keynote speaker.
Join MEEA on Thursday, July 21 at Illinois State University for the Illinois Renewable Energy Conference. The conference will feature three energy efficiency breakout sessions in tracks on policy, technical information and case studies in addition to separate breakout sessions for biomass, geothermal, solar and wind.
On October 23, 2015 the final EPA Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Electric Utility Generating Units (“Clean Power Plan”) were published in the Federal Register. Along with the Clean Power Plan, the EPA also published its Proposed Federal Plan and Model Trading Rules in the Federal Register. This triggered a 90-day public comment period for both of these documents as well as the EPA’s Draft Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Guidance and Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP).More